Valentine’s Day Teacher Gift

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I have always loved Valentine’s Day, especially as a kid!  Writing out all of those Valentine’s, setting aside the prettiest ones for my besties, and of course for the cutest boy {giggle}!  Now-a-days, I still get excited!  My little guy isn’t particularly into making something cute for his friends, but that doesn’t mean that his mom can’t whip something fun up for his teacher on Valentine’s day, right?  Since this is his first school Valentine’s holiday, I used my stash of Apple Barrel Craft Paint to make something special!

Valentine’s Day Teacher Gift

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Cute, and so simple!

Make one for your kid’s teacher!  Here’s how:

Materials:

Apple Barrel Craft Paint in your favorite color(s) (I chose ‘Punk Pink)

Small mason jar

Heart shaped sticker (or inside of a stencil)

Small foam brush

Washi tape (optional)

Conversation hearts (candy hearts)–enough to fill the jar

Spray Mod Podge

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Apple Barrel Craft Paints are of great quality with a smooth application and long lasting colors.  They dry quickly, and are water based for an easy soap and water clean up.  The paint is perfect for gloss or matte surfaces, so you have the freedom to get as creative as you like!

Step l:

Make sure your mason jar is clean.  Adhere the sticker to the front of the jar, on opposite side of the brand name.

How to make a Conversation Heart Mason Jar-perfect for a teacher's gift! #ValentinesDay via #ChaseTheStar #PlaidCrafts

Step 2:

Using the foam brush, dab the jar all over with the paint.  Be sure to give it a couple of good coats, and allow for a little drying time in between.  Remove the sticker.

Conversation Heart Mason Jar-perfect for a teacher's gift! #ValentinesDay via #ChaseTheStar #PlaidCrafts

Step 3:

While the jar is drying, decorate the mason jar lid with washi tape!  Oh how I LOVE washi tape!  I used this cute pink and white polka dot craft tape that I bought at Michael’s some time ago, and simply wrapped some around the insert of the lid.  It’s the perfect compliment to my candy filled jar!

Wrap a Mason Jar Lid in #WashiTape via #ChaseTheStar

Step 4:

Once the jar is dry, give it a coat of Mod Podge spray.  Those grubby little kindergarten-sized hands will want to be all over this once they see it on the teacher’s desk!

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Step 5:

Fill it up with conversation hearts!  I decided to keep mine simple but you can go ahead and add some embellishments to it, like a cutesy tag, some ribbon, etc.

The point is to get creative and make something your child’s teacher will cherish!

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There is still some time to make something cute for your kids to take to school on Valentine’s Day!

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So tell me–what is your child’s teacher getting for Valentine’s Day this year?

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Barbara is a lover of all things creative, simple, and budget friendly. Chase the Star began in 2012 as a creative outlet and to chronicle her DIY and crafty adventures. She is a working mom and wife residing in sunny Southern California.

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